Maintenance Engineering - Aircraft Reliability and Maintenance Cost

In today's challenging economy, the pressure to improve aircraft reliability, reduce costs and increase profits has become a common topic among many organizations. Not only has maximizing aircraft utilization become vital to success, but controlling aircraft maintenance costs is now also essential. This three-day course focuses on the important aspects of airline reliability and aircraft maintenance costs.

More specifically, attendees will gain an understanding of the breadth of data that needs to be collected to make logical inferences, and analytical methods that can be applied to make judgments about improving both the reliability performance and availability of your fleet, aircraft, system, sub-system or component. Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of how airline costs can be broken down and how they can vary from aircraft to aircraft depending on aircraft utilization and age. This training also exposes participants to the cost of implementing modifications to the aircraft and calculating the return on investment. 
Main Topics covered are:

  • Introduction to Reliability Concepts
  • The Use of Maintenance Data for Analysis
  • Application of Reliability Data/Statistics for an Airline Operation
  • Introduction of Maintenance Cost Concepts (Familiarization)
  • Calculating Direct Maintenance Cost (DMC)
  • DMC Budgeting and Modeling
  • Airline DMC Monitoring (and Reporting) and Reduction Efforts 

This course has been developed so that anyone who deals with aircraft reliability and maintenance costs would benefit from taking it. In particular, this course is targeted to:

  • Management, executives and regulatory authorities (FAA, EASA, TCCA)
  • Maintenance planners, reliability engineers and technical specialists
  • Purchasing Managers and staff - Consultants, contractors and vendors who offer Cost-By-Hour (CBH) programs

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Upon completion, attendees will receive a Bombardier approved training completion certificate.  

*These courses do not satisfy any requirement of 14 CFR Part 61

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